Picture: Pragmatists love charts. Charts that illustrate effects. So here's a chart showing how much government school sucks. It's also pretty representative of all 'services' provided at gunpoint, in terms of cost verses quality.
Imagine a door to complete freedom, abounding opportunity and greater personal satisfaction... Public education is the lock. This is the third in a series of non-sequential shows about finding keys.
The END of Public Education?
END: It's over, irrelevant, useless, needs to be done away with. Considering the time we're living in, this is more true than ever.
Critical Thinking Questions:
-Why do people accept government education?
-Why do people need tangible alternatives?
"The Lonely Bull"
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Kate Richards from The Scholars' Academy joins me to discuss the possibility of non-government solutions and alternatives to public education. Although we are both supporters of unschooling, we discuss the importance of recognizing the harsh reality of the current situation: government school today holds over 90% of the young people in this country and eats up 600 billion dollars a year. Therefore, it is important to contemplate options and ideas for the transition from where we are to where we would like to be.
Kate explains that people are more willing to seriously consider alternatives if they can be presented with something tangible, already in operation. In our arguments for the abolition of public education, we often face two significant challenges:
1. Well-grained societal illusions about the benevolence or the necessity of government school
2. The apparent lack of alternatives, or 'abstract' explanations of other ways young people can learn
-Making Changes in Public School?
NOTE: Because I was recently very critical of misleading global warming charts, I should point out that the one shown above also has a y-axis that does not start at zero, which creates a steeper looking line for cost. So good thing I have principles to fall back on if my charts don't work.
The Scholars' Academy
The Alliance For the Separation of School and State
"School Is Expensive but..."
The Greatest Mistake in American History: Letting Government Educate Our Children, by Harry Browne